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There’s nothing quite like heading into the new year with grandiose plans to get moving and eat healthier, until you’re sacked with a cold like a quarterback who didn’t make it out of the pocket. I can’t be the only person this happens to, can I?
It always seems to happen at the worst of times too, right? Like this weekend is supposed to be a big one where my teenage son and I planned to attend a rally, and here I sit feeling like I’m definitely coming down with something, which is kind of why I’m writing this.
Plans for a healthier 2017
I spent a lot of 2016 really sick so I’ve been focusing on eating much cleaner and eliminating things like sugar that I know adversely affect my health, but I really wanted to start doing yoga again on the first of January. It’s just a start date, right? But on the 30th I had 4 abnormal spots removed and two of them are on my hips. One on my left hip, the other on my right hip, and unfortunately they were so bad, they had to be punched out and sewed up and I’m not allowed to do yoga until next week. And now as I see the light at the end of the hallway, I’m freaking sick.
I really don’t have time for this
I don’t know about you, but I’m always so good at taking care of my family when they’re ill, but when it comes to myself, I forget all the good remedies and just keep trudging along waiting and waiting and waiting to feel better. I’m a big fan of homeopathic remedies to shorten the duration of cold, while allowing my body to do what it’s intended to do, that’s why I love my Mamom’s Apple Cider Vinegar tea and homeopathic Zicam® Cold Remedy ULTRA Berry Lemonade Crystals. My favorite part about them, other than the fact that they taste great and melt in your mouth without water, they shorten the duration of a cold when taken at the first sign of the cold, which is so important for any person on the go.
Mamom’s Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Tea is one of the most soothing things you could possibly drink while you’re sick. If you’re not a fan of vinegar, it might sound a little off-putting at first, but when you drink it, it’s like hot love in a mug. Maybe it’s just my sentimentality showing, but I swear I can smell her when I make it, and no, my Mamom did not smell like vinegar. I miss her most when I’m sick.
Feeling Better Faster & on the go
I don’t want to be sick in 2017, and I have way too much to do next week to be down and out, so I have to get my better back faster, which is why I’m employing Zicam® ULTRA Berry Lemonade Crystals. I found them to be an affordable cold shortening option you can pick up at any major retailer, like Target since I’m already there on a regular basis. I can rarely remember to take things on time, but these come in an 18-count box so I throw a handful in my purse and just keep going. For the last few years, Zicam® has held my hand and always helps me get back to the things that matter quicker. In this case, working on Madilyn’s teacher’s bulletin board and rallying for a cause that is near and dear to my heart with my teenage son.
So despite the fact that I’m feeling like I was hit by a giant line guard, I’m going to cuddle up with my Apple Cider Vinegar Tea & Zicam® ULTRA Berry Lemonade Crystals and start visualizing yoga poses to do once I get these stitches out, because I’m not going to let this stop me in my tracks and keep me from hitting my goals. I feel like I also have to mention that buying Zicam® is totally within the bounds of my Crazy Financial Stunt of 2017. Having help shortening a cold is a need, not a want, every day of the week.